We'll start by looking at one letter only.


You know this sound from..

The sound made by 'b' in the English word 'boy'

How does this letter look in words?

As you read on the page of basic facts, each Arabic letter takes a different form when it appears at different places in a word. Here is how this letter looks when written at the beginning, middle or end of a word:

Remember, Arabic is read from right to left.

Each of these forms look slightly different but they're the same letter and they're pronounced the same way.

Now let's practise recognising this letter when it's disguised in a word, surrounded by other letters. Here are three words that contain a letter 'ba'. Can you spot it?

Did you find the letter 'ba'? Here are the same words with the letter 'ba' highlighted in blue.

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